Originally Posted by redpennies15
I love this hybrid breed! Mom and I started with 10 "gold sex links" from Attwoods. They lay all winter, even without a light in their coop. People buying from us at the farmers market think the eggs look huge! They produce a ton of eggs every week. Dad had to sell some for us at his work in the off-season. I've gotten lots of compliments on our pretty roosters.
When we were down to only one rooster for a while, he became very mean and would run and attack me when my back was turned. They seem to be very nice gentle roosters until they no longer have someone to spar with. Things are better now that I have two (his son and an adopted Americana mix).
They aren't great brooders. One hen always quits once she hatches one chick. Most of them don't care to try. I did have one that successfully hatched 3, but none of them made it. My research concludes that the "broodiness" gene was breed out of them so they could be more efficient egg producers.
Mom's current flock are a joy to come home to! They run up to the car door as soon as you open it to see if you have any food (we often bring home scraps from eating out). I bag the guinea pig wood chips (from cleaning cages) and they love to scratch through it. I miss seeing their pretty colors dotting the green yard when I'm in Arkansas.
wow!good for you,that's funny that thay run up to the door of the car!i don't care if ther broody or not I don't have a rooster,I take them of the nest if ther broody,I don't have comets yet,but I will soon,the chickens I have are barred rocks 2,a EE,a asterlop,a black G,and two indein runner ducks, duck duck Is a female and peep is a male,the to barred rocks are stone and Bea,she 7 look at my post above and you'll see what she's done in her life,a little bit.blackie who is the asterlop is always broody,brownie the EE is so tiny and cute,wisteria the black G is very loud,Bea is very mean to the other chickens cause she's hate them thay are only a 1 year old so she's nice to us,stone she's very pretty so nice and calm friends with Bea but at the bottom of the pecking order,then duck duck who's different,she whent from loud to quiet,and peep my brain less bird(not relly)he's very loud what wold he do without duck duck.just a little thing so you know ther names and what ter like.Edited by Cluckcluck1215 - 4/27/16 at 12:39pm